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Risk-based vulnerability management to encompass market by 2027

The first comparative research into the evolution of the vulnerability management market authored by Omdia has found risk-based vulnerability management (RVBM) is set to encompass the entire vulnerability management market by 2027. Omdia’s comprehensive market analysis is the first report that provides a strategic overview of RBVM and its broader evolution within cybersecurity that Omdia refers to as proactive security.

“The emergence of RBVM has been driven by several factors,” said Andrew Braunberg, Principal Analyst with Omdia and author of the report. “Traditional vulnerability management tools, which enterprises use to identify, prioritize, and remediate software security vulnerabilities, have increasingly struggled to meet the needs of the modern enterprise because of the challenges of digital transformation, the expanded and diversified attack surface, the proliferation of IoT devices, and the acceleration of the application development lifecycle.

“The goal of better understanding and assessing risk is at the heart of RBVM,” Braunberg added. “Instead of trying to figure out how to patch everything faster, RBVM tackles the scale problem through smarter, better-informed prioritization, helping enterprises calculate what to patch quickly and what to delay or ignore.”

Vulnerability management is the highest area of investment for 2022/23, according to Omdia’s research. Omdia is tracking the investment activity taking place within the market with many of the larger players acquiring startups over the last few years.

Figure 5 Vulnerability management market size 2019-27 $m

“Omdia Cyber has been tracking not only today’s most important cybersecurity technologies, but also tomorrow’s,” said Eric Parizo, Managing Principal Analyst, Omdia Cybersecurity. “We believe RBVM represents a seismic shift in how organizations manage vulnerabilities and will, at last, provide cybersecurity operations teams with the tools to measure and make decisions based on vulnerability risk.”

According to Omdia’s research, the total global vulnerability management market revenue for 2022 of $2.008bn. Despite a reduced year-over-year growth rate of 4.8%, Omdia anticipates stronger growth, powered by the rise of RBVM, in 2023 and 2024. Omdia

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